Lindsay Barney, Intern


Areas of Specialty:

  • Young children 0-5
  • Supporting IEP and 504 plans
  • EFT couples counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Parenting groups and workshops
  • SABR program

Life is about change, and change isn’t easy! Growing up, parenting, marriage, balancing life and expectations are all challenging, and I am honored to provide guidance during these hard times. I have a passion for building up and strengthening families and believe in the power of counseling to help heal things that are bent or broken. I am a firm believer in the human spirit, and its ability to heal and strengthen through adversity.

I have worked with the family unit for over 16 years as a Special Education teacher, church leader, and mother. I have a background in child development, social-emotional learning, and early intervention that helps me connect with growing families. I am trained as an Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant working with children 0-5 years old and their primary caregivers; focusing on attachment, temperament, and stress reduction. I offer couples counseling with an empathetic understanding of the hard work it takes to move forward as one. I take a Positive Psychology approach by encouraging and teaching concepts of happiness, well-being, quality of life, and contentment. I encourage my clients to make themselves, their homes, and their communities a more meaningful place. I am currently completing a master’s degree in Counseling with a concentration in Trauma, Abuse, and Deprivation. I choose this field because I love the resilience, grit, and adaptability that children, couples, and families possess.

I have been married for 18 years to a cute surfer I met in Hawaii, we have four rambunctious children, and a wild dog. As a family we love to attend sporting events, play outside, and escape on family vacations. I believe that showing love, kindness, and acceptance are key elements to facilitating change – and it all starts in the home.

Contact Lindsay at (480) 668-8301 ext. 1019 or lbarney@familystrategies.org.

“It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.” – Dr. Seuss